Economy


In the Economy category you will find all the latest news concerning the economic picture and its impact on the UK commercial property market. This includes the wider effect on businesses, employment and consumers.


How would the Commercial Property Sector Be Affected by Brexit?

How would the commercial property sector be affected by Brexit
Posted on 6 April, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Economy, Industry News

If the UK left the EU then London offices would suffer the most, according to Steven Grahame, manager of North Row Liquid Property fund. In a piece for What Investment, Grahame said that London offices would be impacted, seeing many continental... Read More

Is Staffordshire the Right Place for your Business?

Is Staffordshire the right place for your business?
Posted on 4 April, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Economy, Industry News

It has been reported that Staffordshire County Council has pledged to continue inserting millions of pounds into the improvement of its county’s infrastructure, in a bid to attract new commercial investment. Have you ever considered basing your business in... Read More

National Living Wage May Put Small Businesses Under Pressure

Small improvement on UK economic growth 2016
Posted on by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy

Last week, National Living Wage (NLW) was implemented as a legal requirement and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is urging small businesses to act now to avoid hefty penalties. As of now, if an employee is aged 25 and over, the compulsory... Read More

Are Retail Sales Defying Slow Growth Expectations?

Are Retail Sales Defying Slow Growth Expectations
Posted on 30 March, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy

Throughout March, retail sales volumes remained substantially steady, beating the expectations of slow growth, according to the latest monthly Distributive Trades Survey from CBI. The survey of 125 firms, comprising 63 retailers, found that sales... Read More

Aeroponics – The Future of Farming?

Aerophonics - The Future of Farming?
Posted on 25 March, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy

The world is populating at a rapid pace, with predictions of 9.6 billion people by 2050. That amount is hard to fathom and with the number of resources in demand, weighed against the supply, it will cause some headaches. However, there may be a cost effective... Read More

Steady Inflation Rate in February

Small improvement on UK economic growth 2016
Posted on 23 March, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Economy

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has reported UK inflation as unchanged in February at 0.3%. For two years now, annual inflation has been below the Bank of England's 2% target and last year it was at zero. Last month, the Bank said that this... Read More

Could Gloucestershire Benefit from the Stamp Duty Overhaul?

Could Gloucestershire Benefit from the Stamp Duty Overhaul
Posted on 22 March, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

Gloucestershire based small businesses could benefit greatly from last week's Budget, says Bruton Knowles' Commercial Partner, Angus Taylor. Mr Taylor believes that the high concentration of SMEs and startups across the county suggest there could be... Read More

Budget Given ‘Perfect Launchpad’ for Commercial Market’s Future

Budget Given 'Perfect Launchpad' for Commercial Market's Future
Posted on 21 March, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Developments, Economy, Industry News

The budget has been deemed a success for the commercial property market and a 'perfect launchpad' to secure a bright future by Devon based commercial property specialists Charles Darrow. The firm claimed that the market has been dealt a significant... Read More

Bruton Knowles Signs Major Commercial Deal Before Stamp Duty Hike

Bruton Knowles Signs Major Commercial Deal Before Stamp Duty Hike
Posted on 18 March, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Sales and Lets, Economy

Bruton Knowles dodged the budget bullet by acquiring a multi-let investment just hours before the Stamp Duty hike took effect, saving the client £20,000 in extra duty. The Language Business Park deal was signed off by Mark Slade from Bruton Knowles... Read More

Is the North West Industrial Market Set to Suffer?

North West Industrial Take Up to Face Severe Shortage
Posted on 17 March, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Economy, Industry News

The end of 2016 is expected to see a severe shortage of Grade A industrial stock in the North West, according to a report from Savills. Despite the North West having the second largest development pipeline of any UK region, with 2.2 million sq ft of... Read More

Learn more about our Economy category

The economy affects us all. It can make or break Governments, prove a factor in the success or failure of a business and dramatically influence consumer confidence. Our articles focus on its impact on the commercial property market in the widest sense.

This means that we cover stories on how the economy affects the prospects of commercial property occupiers and their employees. We also carry the latest company, financial and consumer news.

So if you want to read about the latest corporate developments or keep up to date with recent openings and closures on the high street then this is the page for you.